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I.  GENERAL INFORMATION

Type of firm:

Sole practitioner

Current number of paralegals employed by your firm or department

1,234.56

Number hired in the past year

1,234.56

Are your paralegals employed at different levels?

Yes

If so, please indicate the titles used for entry-level, mid-level, and senior level:

If so, please indicate the titles used for entry-level, mid-level, and senior level: field value.

If you do not hire paralegals, mark any of the following reasons that apply:

Do not have adequate resources currently, Do not see any benefit to a paralegal over a secretary, Believe that paralegals exceed their authority

Under what conditions do you think you would hire a paralegal?

Under what conditions do you think you would hire a paralegal? field value.

Have you used students or graduates from the DMACC Legal Studies Program?

Yes, I've hired someone from the DMACC program.

Had you heard of the DMACC Legal Assistant Program prior to taking this survey?

No

Would you like us to send you more information on the the DMACC Legal Assistant Program?

No

How did you learn about the DMACC paralegal program?  Please check all that apply.

Not familiar with DMACC's paralegal program., Contacts with Bar Association, Contacts with other attorneys

II.  SALARY/BENEFITS

What salary does/do your paralegal(s) earn?

Below 28,000

What benefits do you offer your paralegal(s)?

401K, Life Insurance, Health Insurance

IV.  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Of the areas listed below please indicate which skills your paralegal performs for you.  Check as many as apply.

Interviews clients, Prepares exhibits for trial, Locates witnesses, assets

What computer programs or software do your paralegals use?

WordPerfect, CompuLaw, Amicus Attorney

Which programs do you require a paralegal to know prior to being hired?

WordPerfect, CompuLaw, Amicus Attorney

V.  AREAS OF LAW YOUR PARALEGALS PRACTICE:

Torts / Personal Injury, Other Civil Litigation, Family Law

VI.  DMACC’S PROGRAM/CURRICULUM

Please assist us in evaluating our program and curriculum by answering the following questions to the best of your ability.
In general (not using any particular graduate as the basis of your answers), please rate the following areas of our program:

  Poor Fair Excellent 
  1234N/A
Legal-related conceptual knowledge 
Ability to prepare legal documents 
Communication and interpersonal skills 
Understanding of ethical principles 
Overall job preparation 

In which areas do you feel this program best prepares graduates?

In which areas do you feel this program best prepares graduates? field value.

In which areas do you feel additional preparation would be helpful?

In which areas do you feel additional preparation would be helpful? field value.

Do you have any specific suggestions for improvements in curriculum or instruction of the program?

Do you have any specific suggestions for improvements in curriculum or instruction of the program? field value.

VII.  MISCELLANEOUS

Would you like to receive information about how to obtain a volunteer intern to work in your office?

Yes

Would you like to receive information about how to become a teacher in the paralegal program?

Yes

Would you like to find out about the DMACC paralegal job board where openings are advertised?

Yes

If you answered yes to any of the above questions about receiving more information, please give us your name, address/e-mail, and phone number:

If you answered yes to any of the above questions about receiving more information, please give us your name, address/e-mail, and phone number: field value.
Created at 10/28/2020 7:48 AM by
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